The Walton Family Foundation is seeking a skilled, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial individual to join the foundation’s Environment team as a Program Support Associate (PSA). As PSA, you will have the opportunity to support a talented and fast-paced team in the areas of operations and grants management to ensure smooth and efficient operations. The position will be located in our Washington, DC office.
About the Walton Family Foundation
Sam and Helen Walton had an unshakable belief in the power of individuals to transform their lives. As Sam said, there is no limit to what individuals can accomplish if “given the opportunity, the encouragement and the incentive to do their best.” Today that “no limits” philosophy is carried forward by their descendants through the Walton Family Foundation.
Since 2000, the foundation’s grantmaking has grown from $50 million to $375 million in 2015. With grantmaking projected to exceed $2 billion over the next five years, the foundation continues to move forward with increasing intensity, focus and commitment to sustaining the Walton’s timeless entrepreneurial values and their deep dedication to making life better for individuals and communities alike. By working with grantees and collaborating with other philanthropic organizations, the foundation is focused on making a positive difference in three primary program areas of collective interest to the Walton family:
In addition to these program areas, the foundation also supports grantmaking interests of individual and groups of Walton family members, as well as independent foundations created by family members. These individualized giving areas represent a high growth area of the foundation.
The foundation continues to implement and expand grantmaking to fund a positive difference in many diverse communities – and in the lives of the people who call these communities their home.
Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, with offices in Washington, D.C., Jersey City, New Jersey and Denver, Colorado, a team of approximately 100 associates conducts the day-to-day operations.
Your primary duty will be to support smooth execution of the environment team’s operations, budgeting, strategy, and grantmaking. Specific duties could include:
Grants Management (60% of time)
Operations (30% of time)
Additional Duties (10% of time)
Qualifications and Experience
You will have an understanding of, or be willing to learn about the Environment program. You show initiative and decisiveness, while staying flexible and showing capacity to give and receive feedback graciously.
We seek a strong individual with excellent social, technical, and communication skills. You will be both a self-starter who knows how to take the initiative, and a collaborative colleague who can work effectively as part of a dynamic team.
Key qualifications include:
You will join 20 colleagues in the growing DC office. The work environment is professional, fast-paced, friendly and typical for an office-based position. There is occasional travel involved for team retreats and company-wide meetings. Physical demands are typical of an office environment.
Compensation and Benefits
The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates please apply at the link below:
The Walton Family Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
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